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About Us


Our Mission is to provide comprehensive, meaningful, and socially significant behavior analytic services to children ages 2-17 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum and related Disorders. We are dedicated to having positive and lasting effects across all settings in which the client lives and interacts. 

Our Story

Laura established The Behavior Place in the summer of 2016 subsequent to gaining substantial experience in the field of Behavior Analysis. Her professional journey encompassed roles as a Behavior Technician, Public School Teacher, Program Manager, and BCBA. It was during this time that she discerned a distinct need for an enterprise that would prioritize the personalized needs of individual clients while fostering a supportive and collaborative work environment conducive to staff growth and education.

The foundation of The Behavior Place also stemmed from Laura's desire to address the unique needs of military families and extend employment opportunities to military spouses, much like herself. Having personally overcome numerous employment challenges resulting from military relocations, Laura aims to alleviate such hardships for other military spouses by means of comprehensive education and career opportunities.

Our Team

Laura Trest

Laura Trest M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Executive Director

Laura brings a wealth of experience in working with children, adolescents, and teenagers diagnosed with a wide range of disabilities, accumulating over 16 years in the field since 2007. Her extensive expertise spans the delivery of specialized interventions in various settings, including homes, schools, and communities.

Laura's academic qualifications are truly impressive, as she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master's of Special Education degree, and a graduate-level certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, all attained from George Mason University. In February of 2015, she achieved certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a testament to her exceptional skills and dedication.

As a professional, Laura has developed a particular interest in Verbal Behavior, language acquisition, and social skills training. Her unwavering commitment to advancing these domains showcases her deep-rooted passion for driving meaningful outcomes and fostering the comprehensive development of the individuals under her care. Laura's dedication and expertise make her an invaluable asset in the field, as she consistently strives to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those she serves.

Marisol Perryman BCBA, 

Clinical Director

TBP St. Marys, Georgia

Marisol, an accomplished professional, originally hails from southern California, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from California State University of Channel Island in 2016. Committed to furthering her expertise, Marisol completed her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on Autism at Ball State University in 2020. Her dedication and hard work paid off, as she achieved her Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst in December 2020.

Marisol possesses an impressive track record of over 13 years working with individuals of varying ages, ranging from children to teenagers and adults, who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other special needs. Her journey into the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) began in 2007 when she served as a direct staff member, sparking her fascination with this transformative discipline. Throughout her career, Marisol has gained extensive experience providing support in both community settings and in-home environments.

Within the realm of ABA, Marisol's primary areas of interest lie in strengthening independent living skills and communication abilities. She is dedicated to empowering individuals with ASD to develop the skills necessary for greater autonomy and enhanced quality of life. Additionally, Marisol is passionate about offering valuable support to parents and peers, recognizing the critical role they play in the overall well-being and growth of individuals with special needs.

Stacey Taylor

Stacey Taylor MSC/MFCT, BCBA

Clinical Director

TBP Bothell, Washington

Stacey Taylor resides in Snohomish, WA, where she shares a 5-acre property with her husband and children. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Services and Management, a Master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy, and a post-graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Stacey's professional experience encompasses various roles, including working as a psychosocial rehabilitation specialist, an LMFTA, a crisis counselor, and a volunteer for church and active military support and readiness groups.

Over the past five years, Stacey has been an integral part of The Behavior Place, taking on diverse roles such as a Registered Behavior Technician, Qualified Autism Service Provider-Supervisor, Program Manager, and BCBA. Her passion lies in working with families and assisting them in developing effective communication skills while identifying the underlying functions of behavior. These aspects of ABA are particularly meaningful to her.

When she's not engaged in her professional pursuits, Stacey can be found tending to her animals, maintaining her garden and forest, indulging in crocheting, preserving food through canning, cooking, and cherishing quality time with her loved ones.

Brandi Clark B.S.

Lead Administrator

TBP St. Marys, Georgia

Brandi has been an invaluable member of our team since 2020, serving as our Lead Administrator with a primary focus on remote work. Based out of our Georgia location, she oversees operations in Georgia, Washington, and our newly established Virginia location. With two grown children, one of whom is a Registered Behavior Technician, Brandi brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role. As our Lead Administrator, Brandi is responsible for managing critical aspects of our operations, including insurance compliance and authorizations, billing, and payroll

Throughout her career, Brandi has dedicated over 15 years to working with children in various settings, including church, special education, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Her comprehensive understanding of the unique needs of children and families informs her approach to administrative management.

In 2017, Brandi graduated Cum Laude from the College of Coastal Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Her commitment to professional growth led her to become a certified Registered Behavior Technician in 2018. Later that same year, she obtained her Qualified Autism Services Practitioner (QASP) certification. Prior to her current administrative role, Brandi worked as an ABA therapist for a year, gaining valuable hands-on experience in implementing behavioral interventions.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Brandi finds joy in spending quality time with her family, including her two beloved fur babies, Noah and Miracle. Her commitment to excellence and her compassionate nature make her an integral part of our team, driving our continued success in providing exceptional services to our clients and their families.

Brandi Clark
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